Darkness: Chapter 12
— A Few Days Later — In WMatsui’s Room –
Matsui Rena’s POV
“Jurina?” I called the little puppy, who was sitting on her bed.
“Re-Rena-chan?” She looked at me stunned and stood up quickly.
It’s a long time that I didn’t talk with her. I kinda miss her…
I smiled softly, but I saw her teary-eyes. So, I sat on the edge of the bed, patting her head gently.
“Juri-” I started to speak, but she interrupted me quickly.
“I’ll talk with everyone today.” She showed a sad smile and left me, stunned.
— Few Minutes Later — In The Living Room —
Matsui Jurina’s POV
I was standing up, in front of the girls. Rena was next to me, arm crossed. Yui and Haruka were sitting on the sofa which was at me left. Anna was here too while Yuria was leaning against the wall behind them. In front of these girls, on the other couch, Mayu, Yuki and Miyuki talked together, while Sayaka was leaning on her elbow on the couch’s back, behind her girlfriend.
“Ehm…” I started and all the gazes turned toward me. “Firstly, I want to apologize.” I bowed for a few seconds. “I’m sorry about Yuki, Yuria, Anna and Mayu. I was stupid and dangerous. I’m sorry for hurting you Yuki. I’m sorry for giving you an unpleasant welcome.” I paused to take a deep breath before to continue my speech. “I’m sorry Yui. I’ll try to help you in a better way now… I’m sorry about Sayanee, Paru and Milky too. I drag you in complicated trouble…” I turned around toward Rena and bowed again. “I’m sorry Rena-chan. I hurt you so much…”
She came closer to me. Then, I felt her warm embrace.
“How long are you mature?” Anna asked, breaking the awkward mood.
“Mou~ An-chan!” I pouted and pulled myself away from the hug.
The girls giggled softly, then, I spoke again, looking at the Healer.
“You needed to stay until Mayu’s health be better… And you have your work and private life. However, if you want to stay here, you’re welcome.” I said with a warm smile. “Of course, it’s the same for you.” I continued, looking at Miyuki and Sayaka.
“Thank you very much, Jurina.” Yuria said, while her three friends stood up and followed her on the floor.
Then, I left toward the garden, with Rena.
“I’m glad.” She said suddenly.
“Why?” I asked without looking at her.
“Are you erase this wrong feeling in your heart?” She said calmly.
“N-No… I-I love you as before…” I answered, but I felt her arms wrapped my waist.
“That’s good. Sorry, I wanted to be sure about a few things…”
“Thanks Rena-chan. I won’t hurt you anymore.” I said with a voice full of confidence.
She released me and smiled.
“I hope so!” She said and kissed me quickly.
“Mou~ Rena-chan! It’s my job to steal your kisses.” I pouted, following her inside our house.
— In The Same Time — In YuriAnnin’s Room —
Kizaki Yuria’s POV
“So, what do you want to do?” I asked, looking at my vampire’s friend.
“I don’t know… Maybe, it will be better for us to stay here.” She said with a little smile. “And you?”
I shrugged before to leave them, with Anna.
Ah, yes, I swap my room with Mayu!
“Do you want to stay here, Annin?” I asked Anna, sitting on my bed.
And now, I call her by her cute surname!
“I-I just want to stay with you…” She said without looking at me.
I giggled softly because of her shyness before to stand up and hugged her gently.
“Don’t laugh!” She said, hiding her blushing cheeks in my neck.
Iriyama Anna’s POV
“I love you.”
My heart started to pound so fast while I hugged her tightly. It was the first time that she said these words. I knew it, she loved me, but… That made me so glad.
I removed my arm from her waist and wrapped them around her neck, staring at her red eyes.
“I want to stay there, with you.” I finally said, she grinned before to kiss quickly my lips.
“Fine. I wanna too.” She smiled softly.
Then, she released me and reached the door.
— In The Corridor —
Watanabe Mayu’s POV
I looked at my tall childhood friend.
“Is it fine for you to stay here?” She asked suddenly.
Yuria and Anna opened their room’s door and interrupted my answer.
“We’ll stay here!” Yuria shouted with a warm smile.
“I see. I’ll stay too!” Yuki said happily. “You too, Mayuyu?” She asked, turning around toward me.
I smiled and nodded slowly.
— In The Middle of The Night — In YuiParu’s Room —
Shimazaki Haruka’s POV
I was waking up by a noisy breath. I slowly rubbed my eyes and looked at my left. I could see Yui, in a bad condition. I sat on her bed and stroked her cheek. It was wet, she was crying.
“Ssh… I’m here.” I said, while she grabbed my hand.
Then, she opened her eyes slowly and looked at me, surprised.
“S-Sorry…” She turned around.
“Bad dream?” I asked her and I stroked her cheek again.
She nodded shyly and I leant next to her. She put her head on me chest and wrapped her arm around my waist.
“Yui…?” I called her name, a little stunned.
In fact, I don’t care if she can feel my feelings or hear my heart pound because of her. I… just wanna stay like this…
She raised her head toward me while I couldn’t stop looking into her golden eyes. However, she closes it and started breathing loudly again, she showed a painful face.
“Haruka… I-I can’t hold it… Just, leave me…” She said, pulling herself away from the hug.
“Go away!” She shouted and a few tears flowed on her cheeks. “I don’t want to hurt you!”
“You won’t, I know… You won’t.” I said, holding her hands tightly.
“Why? Why don’t you want to leave me?!” She yelled and tried to make me release her.
“Because, I love you…” She stopped to be mad and looked at me, dumbfounded.
After my words, I pulled her to make her stay on the bed.
Yokoyama Yui’s POV
Her soft lips met mine. I didn’t push her away or ask anything, so, I wrapped my arms around her neck to deepen the kiss.
“Haruka…” I called her name after we pulled each other away.
“I love you Yui.” She said softly, putting her head on my chest.
“I love you too.” I answered and stroked her hair gently.
I felt her feelings before, but I couldn’t think that was real. In fact, I don’t really remember when I start to fall in love with her. However, I didn’t want to break our friendship. And now, I need her…
— In The Same Time — In MaYuki’s Room —
Watanabe Mayu’s POV
I was looking through the window. The beautiful stars seemed to dance in the dark sky. It was already late but, I couldn’t sleep.
“Mayuyu?” A familiar voice behind me called my surname.
“Ah Yukirin. You’re awake.” I turned around toward her.
She nodded and reached my sides.
“Did I wake you?” I asked, whereas we stared the sky.
“No, don’t worry. Why can’t you sleep?” She said without stopping to gaze at the stars.
“I think too much…” I answered, looking at her.
“You can talk to me.” She said with a concerned voice.
I don’t want to lose her anymore… Even though, I need to tell her about my feelings.
“Yuki, I…” I started and she turned around toward me. “I don’t want to lose you again…But… I-I love you Yuki… I always do, since our first meet…” I finally said and avoided her red eyes.
“M-Mayu… I-I can’t accept it…” She said, moving backward.
I felt a few tears fall on my cheeks. I felt ashamed…
I’m such an idiot… She’ll hate me now.
“Yuki, do you love me?” I asked, with hope, raising my head toward her.
She didn’t answer immediately. So, I was waiting, worried. After a few minutes of silence, she finally gave me her answer.
I can feel it, that engulf me… the darkness…
To Be Continued…